Addressing Proposition 87 Criticisms

Background Voters in California will go to the polls in November to decide the fate of Proposition 87, also known as the Clean Energy Initiative. However, the ramifications of this proposition have the potential to […]

Postscript with Wang and Khosla

I think the thread on efficiency of ethanol versus gasoline left a lot of things hanging, and there have been some communications with Dr. Wang and Mr. Khosla since then. So, I wanted to more […]

Integrated Bioenergy Center

Believe it or not, I was working on this post before I got massively distracted by the efficiency questions surrounding ethanol and gasoline. To some, I may seem to be a bit of a Jeckyll […]

Battling with the Critics

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. I am trying to spend more time writing on topics other than ethanol. But I get a lot of e-mails on that subject, […]

More on California’s Proposition 87

Previously, I wrote an essay describing exactly why California’s Prop 87 will raise gasoline prices for Californians: California’s Proposition 87 Yesterday, the Yes on 87 campaign put out a strange press release. It read in […]

Guest Post on Cellulosic Ethanol

The following is a guest post by Don Augenstein and John Benemann. They have many years of expertise in biomass conversion. This essay is in response to Vinod Khosla’s recent posting on ethanol. In my […]

World’s Worst Businessman

That would be me. I think I do some things pretty well. I think I can communicate, verbally or in print, in a way to convey even complex subjects to a wide range of audiences. […]

Inventory Management

I have been engaged in an e-mail exchange with a journalist overseas who is writing an article on gasoline pricing in the U.S. I don’t want to give anything away, so I won’t be any […]

Why GM Killed the Electric Car?

I am a big fan of electrifying our transportation grid, but I recognize that we still need to do a bit better on battery storage technology before electric cars can be expected to make serious […]

Prop 87 Interview

I was interviewed yesterday by reporter Marc Strassman from Etopia News. There is a brief story, including a link to the interview, at: California Politics Today #631 The interview went in a lot of different […]